The 135-hour PennGSE TESOL Certificate

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Earn your TESOL Certificate online with a real-time instructor from PennGSE and a small group of motivated classmates. All you need is five hours a week.

Penn GSE's 135-hour TESOL Certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete 24 course topics and a teaching practicum at a site of your choice. More details at our website:

We offer our certificate course in part-time format (5 hours per week for 24 weeks) or in intensive format (15 hours per week for 8 weeks). Your teaching practicum can be done at any school, library, or community center you choose!

The TESOL Certificate course meets via video conference for 90 minutes per meeting and requires 3-4 hours of independent work to prepare for or follow up on each meeting. The course is entirely online/remote and can be done from anywhere in the world.

  • Completely online! Join a class from your home.
  • Ideal for those who are interested in teaching English throughout the world, or currently teaching or tutoring learners of English
  • An online course designed by UPenn GSE scholars and faculty
  • No prior experience in teaching English or other subjects is necessary.
  • Small class sizes (15 students max)

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Yes, I recommend this program

An Excellent Opportunity to Springboard your TESOL Career

Anyone out there can offer and "English-teaching course" but the University of Pennsylvania offers the highest quality TESOL Certificate program that prepare to students to hit the ground running and provides a plethora of experience, more than those who don't offer the full certificate, If you're looking to pursue a successful career in TESOL from at home (the US or where you call home) or abroad, this program is worth researching and considering to reach future professional goals.

My personal experience was a positive one. I began with the TESOL essentials course and am now moving onto the Diving Deeper courses and teaching practicum. The program is organized and well-rounded, and the instructor is personable, professional, and experienced. I would highly recommend this program,

Brittany S. Alum 2019

What would you improve about this program?
I would add more teaching/classroom practice time to the course. I think In the Part 11 Diving Deeper we will ave the chance to do that.